Black-ish fans can now look forward to a season 7 that’s longer than we originally thought.
According to Variety, ABC has officially ordered six addition episodes of Black-ish season 7.
The new order officially brings the total episode count for the hit comedy series up from 15 to 21 episodes, which is considered a full season order.
That the series’ seventh season is going to be longer than originally expected is especially good news given that like many shows that were set to come back last episode, the sitcom found its production start time delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Emmy Award winning series returned with season 7 at the beginning of the month on October 4 with a timely two-part “Election Special.”
The second half of the one-hour season premiere, also doubled as an animated special. Directed by Hair Love helmer Matthew Cherry, the animated episode found Dre’s co-worker, Stevens, launching a misguided campaign to run for congress. When Dre enlists the help of his family to campaign against Stevens, he finds himself getting caught up with fundraising and private interest groups.
The hit comedy series, which was created by Kenya Barris, has never shied away from tackling timely topics and it’s clear that they’re not going to be holding back with season 7.
To that extent, we’ll be excited to see what Black-ish serves up for season 7 now that they’ve got six more episodes to fill up with more brilliant storytelling.
Black-ish airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.